United Continental shifts more flying overseas

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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 5:59 PM
United Continental shifts more flying overseas

The company that runs United and Continental airlines says it will shift more flying to international routes this year.

The combined United and Continental will cut domestic flying 2 percent to 3 percent this year. That cut is a half percentage point more than previously planned. International flying will rise 3 percent to 4 percent _ also a half percentage point more than planned before. Their overall 2011 flying is expected to be about the same as last year.

Airlines have been raising fares to cope with rising fuel prices. United and Continental raised fares $10 round-trip on Monday.

The new estimate from United Continental Holdings Inc. came in advance of presentations by the major U.S. airlines at an investor conference on Tuesday.